June 21, 2020
Job is tested to see if he loves and serves God only because God blesses and protects Job. As the blessings and protection are removed, we see that Job continues to worship God because God is worthy independent of the blessings.
Is it possible to have a disinterested righteousness? (Spiritual allegiance that does not depend on external circumstances; True devotion to God without thought of reward and punishment)
How have you seen the “prosperity gospel” or other transactional approaches to God at work in others or in yourself?
Why is it dangerous to become over-focused on the benefits of a relationship with God?
Compare Job’s response in today’s passage to Moses’ in Genesis 22. Imagining yourself in those situations, how would your devotion to God compare?
Has there been a time of loss or difficulty that has helped you refocus on the Lord because he is worthy independent of his blessings?
Pray for God to protect his people from the dangerous message of the “prosperity gospel” and other similar misleading falsehoods.
Pray that God will help you treasure him above all other things. Pray this for your church family as well.
Pray that our witness to Jesus will communicate the true Gospel that leads to faith and life.